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Volume 164: debated on Monday 8 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the level of harbour dues for (a) boats, (b) yachts and (c) other sea-going vessels at the harbours of Portrush, Ballycastle, Bangor, Ardglass and Portstewart.

[holding answer 19 December 1989]: The harbours at Portrush, Portstewart, Ballycastle and Bangor are owned and operated by the Coleraine, Moyle and North Down councils respectively and the information sought is not available in my Department.The Ardglass harbour is the responsibility of the Northern Ireland Fishery Harbour Authority. Charges at Ardglass are as follows:—

Fishing Vessels

Over 15 tons gross—£50 per annum
Under 15 tons—£25 per annum

Cargo and other commercial vessles

EC Vessels—15p per tonne per visit
Outside EC—21p per tonne per visit
If vessels stay over 1 week an extra 1 1 p per tonne is charged for each week thereafter.

All other craft

30p per metre for each week or part thereof except for vessels in a reserved area (for yachts and pleasure crafts) 15p per metre each week or part thereof.